PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Optimus G vs Nexus 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Optimus G
7.7
Nexus 4
7.4
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Optimus G
8.2
Nexus 4
9.2
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Optimus G
5.2
Nexus 4
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Optimus G
8.0
Nexus 4
8.7
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 4 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Optimus G
7.1
Nexus 4
7.5

Winner
Google Nexus 4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Google Nexus 4  based on its graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Optimus G vs Nexus 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Optimus G
459
Nexus 4
1,583

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Optimus G
2,500
Nexus 4
2,556

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Optimus G
1,353 ms
Nexus 4
1,971 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Optimus G
2,992
Nexus 4
1,794

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Optimus G
5,697
Nexus 4
6,333

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Optimus G
8.2 fps
Nexus 4
15.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of LG Optimus G

Reasons to consider the
LG Optimus G

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Faster javascript execution 1,353 ms vs 1,971 ms More than 30% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 5.1 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 84 Mb/s Around 20% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.1 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Google Nexus 4

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Google Nexus 4

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Faster graphics 15.4 fps vs 8.2 fps Around 90% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Slightly lighter 139 g vs 147 g More than 5% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Optimus G  vs Nexus 4 

8.0
8.0
The S4 dual core matched NVidia's Tegra 3 CPU on benchmarks, so we're excited to see what two more cores can do.
Optimus G

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Optimus G  vs
Nexus 4 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 768 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 317 ppi 317 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Optimus G  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 147 g 139 g
Thickness 8 mm 9.1 mm
Size 72 x 131 x 8 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 600 min 918 min
Standby time 19,440 min 23,328 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
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